Landscapes: Modern Earth
Cathartic hardcore crew fail to leave an impression
Having floated around the UK melodic hardcore scene for well over half a decade now, Landscapes have finally unleashed album number two.
Their tendency to let the music build and swell naturally is evident throughout the 11 tracks contained within Modern Earth, and once the record’s claws sink in they don’t let go easily. The stirring, strained vocals straight from the heart and larynx of Shaun Milton soar over the rolling drums and chaotic guitars that create enough of a racket for Modern Earth to owe as much to the anthemic punk of Against Me! as it does the emotive hardcore of Bastions.